Session: First 5 California (Proposition 10): Developing an Integrated State, County and Community Infrastructure to Evaluate First 5 California’s Programs and Strategies
5146.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
First 5 California (Proposition 10): Developing an Integrated State, County and Community Infrastructure to Evaluate First 5 California’s Programs and Strategies
First 5 California is a statewide program that distributes revenue from Proposition 10, the 1998 state ballot measure that levied a 50-cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes, to the 58 newly established County Commissions. First 5 California’s goal is integrating systems statewide to improve the health and well being of children and families birth to age five in California. To support more effective funding decisions, program planning, and policies, First 5 California has developed an outcomes-based accountability system which tracks progress in the areas of maternal and child health, child development, family functioning and systems change. This invited session will provide an overview and discuss goals set forth by First 5 California, as well as those of the large-scale evaluation infrastructure designed to monitor service delivery, attainment of child and family outcomes and systems change at state, county and community levels. Papers will address the following topics: (1) collaborative development of a capacity building statewide evaluation design, its guiding principles and components, (2)measurement of systems change outcomes (3) collaborative decision making for indicator selection and statewide infrastructure for tracking of service delivery and the attainment of child and family outcomes, (4) capacity building of county commissions and community programs through individualized technical assistance coaching, and (5) promising practices and policy implications of First 5 California and potential evaluation findings.
Learning Objectives: 1. To explain the vision and goals of First 5 California through a theory of change framework. 2. To describe First 5 California’s statewide evaluation infrastructure. 3. To provide examples of data collection methods and systems involved in the infrastructure. 4. To define systems change and describe methods for its measurement. 5. To discuss the importance of capacity building and the provision of technical assistance. 6. To discuss the funding and policy implications to be generated by the statewide evaluation of First 5 California.
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Organizer(s):Dana Petersen, MA, MPH
Moderator(s):Shari Golan, PhD
2:30 PMFirst 5 California (Proposition 10): An opportunity to learn, identify promising practices, and promote effective programs and policies for children and families
Dana Petersen, MA, MPH
2:42 PMFirst 5 California (Proposition 10): Assessing statewide systems change and evaluating county-level coordinated systems of care for children and families
Donna Spiker, PhD
2:54 PMFirst 5 California (Proposition 10): Capacity building through individualized technical assistance coaching to County Commissions
Elena Alcala, MPH, Elizabeth A. Casey, MS, MPH, Gloria Cardona, MA
3:06 PMFirst 5 California (Proposition 10): Creating statewide infrastructure (via capacity building and a Web-based data management system) to track service delivery and attainment of child and family outcomes
Jenny McNeill, MPH
3:18 PMFirst 5 California (Proposition 10): Guiding principles and evaluation infrastructure
Shari Golan, PhD
Organized by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA